How do words change over time?

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  1. Using Google’s Ngram viewer, think of some uncommon or old-fashioned words and look at how their popularity has changed from 1500 to now.
  2. Read our story about the new words for 2018. In the body of the article, highlight regular past tense verbs in one colour and irregular verbs in another.